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eastern

adjective
     
east‧ern W2 , Eastern written abbreviation E
1SG in or from the east of a country or area:
the eastern shore of the island
farmers in eastern England
2SAN in or from the countries in Asia, especially China and Japan:
Eastern religions
3SAN in or from the countries in the east part of Europe, especially the countries that used to have Communist governments:
Eastern Europe

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